I don’t usually pay attention to American Idol and I hadn’t been really active on Facebook, so I hadn’t paid attention to the fact that I actually knew one of the contestants. I was watching CNN and saw the name “Paul McDonald” a few times, and I just kept going, “Oh, that’s funny. I know a guy with that name.” My dad mentioned something about the AI guy being from Auburn and I went, “What? Wait. I know him.”
I totally would have voted for him, watched the show, etc. if I had realized. Hell, I would have bugged everyone on Twitter and Tumblr to do the same. Not that that would have achieved anything except getting a lot of folks pissed at me.